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alexander teves a 24-year-old, a university of denver alum. the phoenix native went on to grad school and just last month graduated with a masters degree in counseling psychology. john larimer was a fourth victim remembered today. the navy petty officer third class was just 27 years old. he followed both his father and grandfather in choosing to join the navy. he received full military honors. tonight a cnn special. as i said, we'll look back at the lives of those lost inside the colorado movie theater. we are committed to this story and bringing you the very latest on it and we'll cover it from the beginning to the end. our one-hour special "madness at midnight" airs right here on cnn 8:00 p.m. eastern and then again at 10:00 p.m. eastern. make sure you join us. in the meantime, we have a lot of other news to cover here. i'll go back to atlanta, now, for my colleague deb furyk. it has been an emotional week
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here. many report earns journalists have been here. it's been emotional for us but nothing like what this community and family members are dealing with here. >> clearly, this is so sad and such a tragedy that's affected everyone. don, thanks so much. we'll get back to you but right now let's get everyone up to speed on the day's headlines. a possible copycat crime. a maryland man now undergoing an evaluation after allegedly calling himself a joker as in the batman character and threatening to blow up his co-workers. police say neil prescott was in the process of being fired yesterday when he made the threats in a phone conversation with a supervisor. police found 25 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition in prescott's apartment. police say the suspect in the colorado massacre had also identified himself as the joker. to the london summer games and a surprise for the u.s. men's swimming team. superstar michael phelps and his friend and american rival ryan lochte did it in a very big way.
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he took the race by more than three seconds, winning the first u.s. gold. we'll take you live to london in about ten minutes. an oil spill in wisconsin has been contained. 1200 barrels leaked from a pipeline yesterday. federal officials have launched an investigation into the spill. this comes two years after a 20,000 barrel spill in a different section of that line in michigan. congressman jesse jackson jr. being treated for depression and gastrointestinal issues at the mayo clinic. the illinois democrat has not been on capitol hill in over two months. his office said earlier this month that jackson was getting treated for a mood disorder. it doesn't get more perfect than that. one of rochester new york's most recognizable buildings is no more. the heritage tower was imploded this morning. the 19-floor nursing facility and its small elevators were a
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challenge to people who lived and worked there. the demolition now makes way for two new buildings. and a long awaited and much feared assault on syria's largest city may be under way. heavy clashes between government troops and rebels from the free syrian army are happening in several districts of aleppo right now. the civilian population is directly in the line of fire. activists say at least 30 people have been killed in the city today. syria's rebels have been preparing for the attack and they know how much is at stake. ivan watson filed this report from just outside aleppo. >> we're here on the outskirts of aleppo on the main highway running in. and the signs of war are everywhere. i mean, look at the shopping mall that's been damaged. it had an international brand here and is pockmarked with bullets and the windows have been shattered. lots of the neighborhoods around here completely deserted with the exception of rebel fighters. now, the rebels we've talked to,
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the bulk of their fighting brigade are inside that city right now hunkered down and awaiting a siege, a syrian government onslaught. the rebel commanders we've talked to say they've set up field clinics, medical clinics inside the city as well as informal ambulance services so that they can treat their wounded. they're anticipating a major assault from syrian security forces. airplanes, tanks, artillery as well. one rebel commander we talked to from aleppo, he was an aleppo native, a stern man. when i asked him about what was going to happen there he said, it's probably going to end up looking like holtz, referring to that other syrian city which endured weeks if not months of syrian government bombardment and saw entire neighborhoods destroyed. and then i was stunned to see this very stern man who rarely smiles stand up, pick up a kleenex, and sit down and
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quietly weep as if the realization that this city that is his hometown would be destroyed had suddenly set in. ivan watson, cnn, on the outskirts of aleppo. well, an american captures gold on day one of the olympics. we're off to london. later this hour, the stories of sacrifice and medical miracles that pour out of aurora, colorado, following last week's theater shooting. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol
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the olympic drama is on in london. the big story today a showdown between two u.s. swimmers. in a huge surprise american superstar michael phelps did not medal in the 400-meter individual medley but his rival and world champion ryan lochte was golden. we'll go live to london for more on this race. boy, an exciting race to watch between these two rivals and friends but michael phelps not too happy with his performance it seems. >> reporter: yeah, michael phelps' winning streak in the olympic finals came to an abrupt
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end here in london and even though ryan lochte was expected to have a chance of winning no one expected him to be this dominant in the individual medley in the 400 meters. more than michael phelps not winning the race the fact that he didn't get a medal i think means he has to go back to the drawing board, put the pieces back together and try to figure out what he is going to do next. he said after the race, look, i just had a bad race. other guys prepared better than me and i have to take it on the chin. so he was very gracious in defeat. for ryan lochte it's an amazing accomplishment. it was the first time ever that he beat michael phelps in an olympic race. they had already face ofd three times and he couldn't beat phelps in any of those head-to-head meetings. we have to appreciate the fact that maybe there is a new golden boy of american swimming here at these london games. it was all about michael in beijing. maybe it'll be all about ryan in london. >> you know what is so interesting, when you think
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about ryan lochte, this is somebody who is the world champion, so there are so many races that lead up to the olympics. and, clearly, in beijing it was michael phelps' olympics. but now we see ryan lochte. but who else? who else is sort of making some inroads there who may be able to see medal during the swimming competition? >> you know what's been really surprising is how well the chinese swimming team has been doing. now, they finished first in the total medal count in 2008 and they did well in a variety of events. we saw today the first chinese man ever to win a swimming gold medal. we saw chinese woman beat a world record in the individual medley. this has been one of the most interesting stories of the opening day. i know we have a long way to go but china proving that not only are they excelling in the sports we expect them to such as gymnastics but now they're dominating in the pool as well. so it'll be really interesting
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to see what they can do against the traditional super powers of swimming like the united states, like australia, like south africa, and they could really turn the tables on those traditional power houses and start dominating in the swimming pool as well. look, i still think michael phelps is going to get a few medals here. he knows he only needs two more to equal the all time record of olympic medals of 18 so he has that to go for. and lochte has the fact that he wants to become the star of the london aquatic ceremony. we have to start paying attention to the chinese team. they've come out firing on all cylinders. >> it's fascinating. there's always a dominant story that emerges from these olympics in various sports so it'll be certainly interesting to see what plays out in this one and also michael phelps, you know, he's got 14 gold medals, olympic gold medals, so now maybe it's ryan lochte's turn. phelps could still set a record. so a fascinating place and of course we look forward to hearing a lot more from you over the coming days.
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thanks so much. >> sure. and the overall medal standings so far, china is dominating. it has won six medals overall and the most golds -- four. the u.s. and italy are tied for second place with five medals overall. south korea and brazil each have three medals so far. >> they start with what they see and then they work back. >> so men are visual creatures but is it just men? a new study reveals we're all guilty of object fiing women and seeing them in parts. is it possible for us to see the bigger picture? we'll have that coming up after the break. we're at the exclusive el chorro lodge in paradise valley, arizona, where tonight we switched their steaks with walmart's choice premium steak. it's a steakover! this is perfect. the meat is really good. one of the best filets i've had. see look how easy that is to cut.
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i'm don lemon in colorado. standing in front of the detention center where that 24-year-old suspect in the theater shooting has been now for a week this is the big news we've been covering on cnn and worldwide. the suspect in this case apparently saw a psychiatrist.
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now his lawyers are asking for all that information to be turned back over to them in discovery. we'll follow the latest on the investigation as well as what's happening with the victims and also the community here in aurora. how they are recovering from all of this. our special tonight is called madness at midnight. the search for answers in aurora. it's going to air at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. eastern. make sure you tune in. we have other news to cover as well. and for that, back to atlanta now. >> thanks. we're looking forward to the special. when you look at a woman what do you see? it is no secret women can be and frequently are sexually objectified. a new study finds there may be an actual reason. specifically our brains process men differently than they do women. research published in the european journal of social psychology finds the brain sees women as a series of parts while men are more likely seen in their entirety as a whole. psychologist wendy walsh joining me from los angeles. what is surprising here?
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>> the surprising thing is that both men and women were objectifying and looking at women in parts. the study was very simple. they took a whole bunch of people, looked at a large group of photographs, then asked them to look at similar photographs where something had been changed a little bit. what they found is when they broke the photographs into pieces, in other words the second time they saw the same photograph, it was only a waist or a chest or a bicep. they were very unlikely to be able to match it with the original if it was a man. but if it was a woman they could pick out her parts both men and women could do that. >> you know, it's fascinating. we did talk to some people here in atlanta. here's what they had to say. >> tend to look at the outward of an individual. if the beauty is there then sometimes it seems like nothing else matters. >> it may be that i maybe see women in parts when i'm trying to look at the whole picture. >> i see men as a whole.
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i don't think my husband sees me as -- only pieces. >> when you're married you stop thinking about stuff like that. >> this is so fascinating because first of all, you know, women when we look at them in parts for example, okay, but let's think about all of this. are we conditioned to see women this way? through magazines, television shows, or is something really going on in the brain? what's happening? >> the question is, when and where were we conditioned? we're conditioned in some way. the researchers speculate that obviously there are evolutionary reasons why this might make sense. if a man, a hunter came on in a little gathering, village of women, and had to pick the most young and fertile and healthy women right for his offspring so he is going to look at parts to be able to determine that. on the other hand the researchers also speculate that because both men and women are doing it in modern times this could have to be conditioning, from the media. because we use parts of women's
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bodies to sell absolutely every product on the planet these days. and i know you know that oogling or objectifying women is not a good thing. women score lower on math tests if they've been checked out right before. of course they're more susceptible to depression and anxiety if too sexualized. it's not necessarily good. >> one thing we haven't spoken about is judging. for example i was in a yoga class today and i was trying to test myself. what do i look at? do i look at parts? do i look at the whole? i found myself actually looking at what people were wearing which is probably a whole nother study. looking at the whole, there's happiness but are we doing this because we just, we're comparing, judging them compared to us or, you know, i didn't pick out a difference but what are we -- what is the end goal here? >> well, obviously we are comparing ourselves to where we fit in in the social strata, by age, by looks, by body weight, by body type. and some of that is healthy
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because you don't want to walk around wearing fashion from the '70s and poor hygiene. you want to be a functionally accepted person. but if it becomes dysfunctional, if this comparison makes you always insecure, always looking at yourself as being not as good as, i mean, how often do you look at yourself and those people in the yoga class and go, no. i look pretty good actually. i can do a better stretch. i have longer legs than that one. that's nice and healthy. where you're comparing not only the times you failed but the times you succeed. >> absolutely. all right. well, i always say i look great from a distance. wendy walsh, thank you so much. we appreciate it. we'll toss back now to don dealing with the aurora shooting in colorado. don? >> yeah. you know, deb, you were talking to dr. wendy. i'll speak with dr. wendy in a little bit about this 24-year-old suspect and really finding out that he saw a psychiatrist. how much does that psychiatrist have to reveal about her patient especially now that he is accused of such an horrific
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crime? dr. wendy and i will talk about that. also stories of sacrifice and medical miracles pour out over aurora, colorado. next, three such stories that are worth hearing again and again here. and then we'll continue recognizing the heroes from aurora when former education secretary bill bennett joins me live. we're back in moments. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] you've been years in the making. and there are many years ahead. join the millions of members who've chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. go long.
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i'm don lemon reporting live in colorado where i've been reporting all week. each passing day seems to bring more incredible stories of survival and heroism surrounding the tragedy here in colorado. cnn's randi kaye brings us some of the stories that have emerged. >> reporter: in a community draped in sadness, there are tiny miracles being born every day like baby hugo born to katie and caleb medley just after 7:00 a.m. tuesday morning. katie and caleb are high school sweethearts. they knew katie was expected to deliver the baby this week so as a treat decided to take in the midnight showing of "the dark knight rises." katie and the baby inside her weren't hurt when the gunfire exploded but caleb was shot in the face. he lost his right eye, has some
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brain damage, and is in critical condition. his friend broke down speaking with cbs. >> we talked about him because we know he can hear us. we told him he needs to get better because he needs to be a dad. >> reporter: doctors here had caleb in a medically induced coma. his brother said caleb seems to understand what happened. what is unclear is whether or not he is aware he has a new baby. the miracle of friendship may a young. >> there was smoke, explosions, blood, death, guns being fired. >> i just remember opening my eyes. i'm on the ground, blood everywhere. >> allie was struck in the neck. refusing to let her friend die stephanie did something, something so selfless. she stayed with her friend and applied pressure on the hole in her neck. even president obama shared
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their story after visiting them at the hospital here in aurora. >> allie told stephanie she needed to run. stephanie refused to go. instead, actually with her other hand called 911 on her cell phone. >> reporter: and after the shooting finally stopped, stephanie carried her friend across two parking lots to an ambulance. >> she saved my life, which i, you know, that's always going to be a little emotional for me. >> reporter: it is so small miracle that petra anderson is alive. the 22-year-old was hit four times when the suspected shooter opened fire in the movie theater. three shotgun bullets hit her arm. another sailed through her nose up the back of her cranium hitting her skull. her pastor brad strait wrote on his blog, quote, her injuries were severe and her condition was critical. the doctors prior to surgery were concerned because so much of the brain had been traversed by the bullet. doctors haven't shared exactly
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what happened but the young woman was probably saved by something she didn't even know she had. a small channel of fluid running through her skull that can only be picked up with a ct scan. that channel of fluid likely maneuvered the bullet in the least harmful direction. in a stroke of luck, her pastor blogs, the shotgun buck shot enters her brain from the exact point of the channel. like a marble through a small tube it channels the bullet from petra's nose through her brain. it turns slightly several times. in the process the bullet misses all the vital areas of the brain. according to her pastor, if the bullet had entered just a millimeter in any direction, her brain likely would have been destroyed. petra has already started to speak and walk again and is expected to make a full recovery. randi kaye, cnn, aurora, colorado. >> so many stories of survival and heroism and with the chaos erupting all around them, some
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of the victims thought only of others and lost their lives in the process. heroes like john blunk, alex teves, matt mcquinn. all three of them threw themselves in front of someone else to save them. all three were killed but the people they were protecting lived. from here on out the men will be forever remembered as heroes. and cnn contributor and former education secretary bill bennett joins me now live from washington, d.c. bill, good to see you. wish it was under better circumstances. you know, i like the op-ed you wrote. i thought it was very well written and very thoughtful. you wrote about these heroes. you believe all of them lived what you call a code of honor. >> well, they certainly did at the critical time. yes, it was a dark night the night of that movie. but there was light, don. and stephanie obviously what she did for her friend but these three men, what they did instinctively or because they were brought up to believe in a code of honor, they did the
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right thing. each of them got in the way of the bullets, protecting the woman they were with, none of them married to these women. no legal commitment. no vow of marriage. these were girlfriends. but these men did the right and hon obl thing and you know men, the stock of men is down these days, you know? men are not achieving, not graduating from school, not growing into man hood. there are a lot of statistics. but these three guys when it came to it, they measured up big time. >> yeah. and the role of men changing now, the perception of men changing. what the role should be. >> yes. >> especially now with the economy so many men out of jobs. it used to be the swashbuckling hero that, you know, would save the woman or you'd hear about the guy in church who was a deacon. >> that's right. >> this wasn't church as you said to me it wasn't church. they weren't boy scouts. they were just every day guys going to the movies. >> yeah. it wasn't the navy league meeting or the bible study or the eagle scouts. this was a midnight showing of
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the movie. these were regular, average, american guys. mcginn and his girlfriend met because they were both working at target in ohio. these are stories of people, every day people, every day men, every day americans. at a time when people are wondering and writing books and asking questions, which need to be asked, what's happening to men, are they growing into, boys growing into the kind of men we'd like to see, this is a very reassuring thing. you know, st. paul says whatsoever things are good and true think on those things. it was a dark night but there was light that night brought by these men. and these women will never forget. one wonders about what kind of effect this will have on the lives of those women when they see what some man, a man is capable of doing. >> you know, as you were saying that i thought, you know, it's not just -- these guys saved their girlfriends. women are heroes, too. i'm sure there are women -- >> sure. >> there were women who were heroes. >> sure. >> there was one young lady who
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saved her friend's life by putting her hand over a vital organ -- vital artery. the president spoke about that -- and saved her life. went to the hospital with her though she was in the midst of all this. so there are women who -- women who were heroes as well. >> we take nothing away from stephanie. her story is remarkable. but at a time when men need a little bucking up, a little encouragement, people have said what's happened to the boys? there are books coming out about the decline of man, the end of man. this suggests that man will prevail as william falkner said. at least some men will. and what an encouraging thing. what a good story to be told to little boys about these men. again, the effect on the lives of people who know them i think will be profound. what i was trying to do in the cnn piece, don, was to write it so that a lot more people could know the story of these men. all honor due to them. >> great piece. if you want to see it go to
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cnn.com and you can search for bill bennett's piece. of course these men were heroes. thank you, bill bennett. we really appreciate it. >> thank you very much. and you know the guy who was believed not to be such a hero obviously the suspect in all of this right over my shoulder being housed in the facility behind me. he is going to see a judge for the second time on monday. cnn will be here to cover it and hear the formal charges against him. but next, we'll move on and change the subject here a little bit. it is a fast food fight drawing the line between supporters of opponents of same sex marriage but are several cities' plans to block chick-fil-a restaurants actually legal? we're going to talk with the criminal prosecutor about that and then be live here from colorado. coming up. . you made gluten free cereals in a whole bunch of yummy flavors. cinnamon chex and honey nut chex are two of our favorites. when my husband found the chocolate one, we were in cereal heaven. the only problem is, with so many great flavors, you're making it very hard to choose.
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from chicago to philadelphia to boston more and more people are questioning their ties to chick-fil-a. the popular fast food chain continues to deal with the fallout after the company president dan cathy weighed in on same sex marriage during a baptist press interview. well, cathy said chick-fil-a backs a traditional family unit, that is marriage between a man and a woman. a firestorm followed and the company found itself defending its values. cnn's mary snow looks at the controversy and how ordering a chicken sandwich may never be so philosophically simple again. >> reporter: the grand opening of a chick-fil-a restaurant in laguna hills, california was met with protests. gay rights supporters calling for boycotts after the president of the chicken restaurant chain said he opposed same sex marriage. >> those kinds of messages and that rhetoric is very, very hurtful to our families. >> reporter: chicago is the latest city to yank the welcome
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mat. >> chick-fil-a's values are not chicago values. they're not respectful of our residents, our neighbors, and our family members. >> reporter: mayor rahm emanuel echoed sentiments of a city official who threatened to block construction of a chick-fil-a restaurant. the chain has become a lightning rod for controversy after its president dan cathy made it clear he believes marriage should only be between a man and a woman. >> i think we're inviting god's judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, you know, we know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage. >> reporter: chick-fil-a says the company has always applied, quote, biblically based principles and it is closed on sundays. it declined to comment on vows to block the restaurant saying in a statement that chick-fil-a culture and service tradition in our restaurants is to treat every person with honor, dignity, and respect regardless of their belief, race, creed, sexual orientation, and gender. but boston's mayor isn't sold,
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repeating his message to the stain to stay away. >> i don't want an individual who will continue to advocate against people's rights and that's who i am and what boston is all about. >> reporter: can politicians block businesses because of the words of a company president? lawyers say they have no legal ground to stand on. one christian radio host calls it disturbing. >> it seems to me that these are bullying tactics. diversity is celebrated, provided that you are towing the line of the radical left. >> reporter: also supporting the restaurant chain is former presidential candidate rick santorum and fellow republican mike huckabee who is calling for a chick-fil-a appreciation day next week. on the other side some gay rights advocates are organizing a national kiss-in to protest chick-fil-a. mary snow, cnn, new york. well, holly hughes is here. she is a criminal defense attorney. i do want to come at this from a
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little different perspective. if same sex marriage supporters are asking for respect when it comes to what they believe, don't the people at chick-fil-a deserve the same respect when it comes to asking that their beliefs also be respected? isn't there a fundamental principle of respect here? >> absolutely. you have to remember, this country was founded on religious freedom. that was one of the reasons we were founded. so if you want to say respect our definition of marriage, then you have to turn around and say, okay. i respect your definition of marriage. what we're talking about are words. now when you turn those words into action, deb, that's when there becomes a problem. he can stand up and say i believe this all day long. if he uses those beliefs to start discriminating against same sex couples in his hiring practices or who he serves, then we've got a big problem. >> right. it doesn't seem like they're doing that. there's been a statement to that effect. when you think about this, jim
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henson, the company, they basically cut ties to chick-fil-a. they're no longer providing toys and kids meals. that is a business decision. they say, look. it doesn't respect our values what they're saying. banning a company from doing business which is what some of the local politicians have suggested. >> right. >> also doesn't seem right or legal for that matter. >> well, it isn't. because then you're interfering with somebody's right to make a living. you know, this is a -- it's all about capitalism. if i want to do business i should be allowed to do business. so you can't discriminate against the company just like you don't want the company to discriminate against individuals. you can't then discriminate against them and say we're banning you based on your beliefs. >> right. you know what's fascinating to me is i think for folks where chick-fil-a isn't a big chain in certain parts of the country, i was very surprised to learn that they actually keep closed on sunday so their employees can go to church if they want. so based on the fact that they're running their company according to their values does it seem they have the stronger, legal argument in court to say,
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look. you know, we're simply saying, this is what we believe. this is what you believe. but we're going to stick to our principles. there is nothing that says there is anything wrong with that. >> well, correct. don't forget the constitution, the u.s. constitution has a commerce clause. they're free to conduct business any way they want to. and so, you know, nobody is going to be able to say to them, you can not have a license to operate in our town because you don't believe in our definition of marriage. that's just outright discrimination. it's against the constitutional provisions this country was founded on. they wouldn't be successful in banning that. >> right. >> i have heard one of the politicians say, well, what we're looking into is, you know, are they meeting all the franchise requirements? are they, you know, which you've already put yourself out there sort of describing your motivation for wanting to block them. >> you can't attack at the front door and come around and say no -- >> i didn't mean it that way. not saying that. >> interesting. new york's mayor michael bloop who is a big advocate of same
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sex marriage said, look, if they come to new york i'm going to give them a permit. this is a business. >> right. >> i think there is a fine distinction on all of this. clearly, comments are hurtful for those who don't agree. >> absolutely. >> it doesn't mean they're not entitled to make the comments. holly hughes always interesting. thanks so much. >> thanks, deb. [ taste buds ] donuts, donuts, donuts! who are these guys? oh, that's just my buds. bacon, donuts. -my taste buds. -[ taste buds ] waffles. how about we try this new kind of fiber one cereal? you think you're going to slip some fiber by us? rookie. okay. ♪ nutty clusters and almonds, ♪
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>> reporter: bowles has federal crop insurance, but at best, he'll break even. so he won't hire the six extra workers he usually gets at harvest, and they won't be the only ones paying the price. >> corn prices are fed all the way up to the supermarket. >> reporter: usda economist ricky volpe says the drought shouldn't cause historic levels of food price inflation, but customers will see an impact this year. >> we expect poultry prices to go up to 3 1/2 to 4 1/2%. beef prices, another 3 1/2 to 4 1/2%. >> reporter: in 2013, higher prices are expected to add another $3 to $4 to a $100 grocery bill. that's two years' impact from what tommy bowles is seeing today. >> should be beans in this area right here. you don't see anything. nothing but dry dirt. bowles says if there's no rain in two weeks, his beans will be worthless. with the next crop, one year away. >> it's in your blood, you like
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what you do and you can't wait to get up every morning and go do it, but it hurts right now. it hurts. >> reporter: tommy pou ymy bowl he's beginning to see the impact of this drought on his community. bowles isn't paying for any propane this fall, because he doesn't need to fuel to pay for already dry corn. and here at the farmer's market, people are beginning to be concerned that they're going to pay more than they expected for months because of this drought has now lasted all summer. deb? >> emily schmidt, thank you. well, a program reminder tonight, a look at the lives lost inside that colorado movie theater. "madness at midnight" at 8:00 eastern and again at 10:00 eastern. thank you so much, i appreciate it, i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money ? if your bank takes more money than a stranger,
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unbelievable week here, to follow all of this. and i know it sounds cliche, but it's still hard to believe that this all happened, even though i've been here covering it for a week, and even though it's been really sad, this community is so resilient and they are vowing to come back, even stronger than before, deb. >> you know, what's so fascinating, john, really just in terms of looking at all these folks and looking at, you know, in tragedy, we always see these moments of strength and i think you've so clearly captured that in your reporting there, even in the face of what is apparent evil, always the good will sort of, will emerge from that. don, thank you so much. i will see you. i will also be back here in just an hour. we're looking forward to your special. we want to let you know that the "situation room" with wolf blitzer, that begins right now. but, of course, "madness at midnight," that will be at 8:00. stay with us. a lot more news, coming up.
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i'm wolf blitzer in aspen, colorado. this week, some of the world's top experts on fighting terrorism gathered here in colorado for the aspen institute security form. i had a chance to conduct the first-ever public in-depth interview with the u.s. navy admiral who planned and executed the raid that killed osama bin laden. our discussion was extraordinary, candid, and at times even funny. we're going to play part of it throughout the hour. admiral william mccraven may not be a household name, but as you're about to see, he's a genuine u.s. hero. we always think of, in recent
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years, of course, at least in the past year, with admiral m mccraven, as the orchestrater, the architect of the raid that killed osama bin laden. and you know, we've all read a lot about it. i know peter bergen is here, he's written a whole book about it, an excellent book about it. but this is the guy who's sitting right here, who had the guts to tell the commander in chief, we should do it, let's do it, and when you ordered that raid, and when you said, you think -- you didn't even know for sure that bin laden was in a abbottabad in that compound, did you? >> let me make one thing clear, i didn't order the raid. >> but he told the president of the united states that he thought he could do it. >> and this is not a small point. the fact of the matter is, it was the president of the united states that ordered the raid. >> and he deserves